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HFTP Planning its First Asian Conference: The Asian Hospitality Finance
& Technology Conference-HFTP Set for April 23-25, Singapore

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (March 24, 2008) – Planning its first Asian conference—Asian Hospitality Finance & Technology Conference—Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has worked hard to create a conference fitted to Asian hospitality professionals. With assistance from the HFTP Asian Chapter, HFTP has organized an education conference that focuses on regional issues and hot topics in the hospitality industry. The conference, sponsored by Easy (Ez) Revenue Management Solutions, is co-located with FHA 2008 (Food&HotelAsia) on 23-25 April 2008 at the Singapore Expo Center. 

"HFTP has a global reputation for providing superior professional education in finance and technology, so it is only fitting to have the Asian Hospitality Finance & Technology Conference be a part of FHA 2008," said Ting Siew Mui, project director of lifestyle events for Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd, organizer of FHA 2008. "With education from HFTP, combined with the largest international food and hospitality trade event in the Asia-Pacific region, this conference is a can't-miss opportunity." 

Online registration is now available on the HFTP web site. The conference consists of a financial and a technology track, with topics like the future of hospitality technology, retention practices in the hospitality industry, technology convergence in hotels and more. Registration includes admittance to the FHA2008 expo floor, which consists of 3,300+ exhibitors. 

"With the HFTP Asia Chapter just over a year old, having an educational conference like this is the natural next step," said James Lee, president of the HFTP Asia Chapter and director of finance at The Regent Singapore. "I am excited to show area professionals the benefits to being connected to a global community like HFTP." 

The conference also offers certification review sessions and exams for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP). Certification review sessions are Thursday, with the exams on Friday. For more information about certification, visit www.hftp.org or contact the Certifications Department at certifications@hftp.org or +1 (512) 249-5333 x29. 

For more information about the conference, visit www.hftp.org or contact the HFTP Education Department at education@hftp.org, (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333 x31. 

About FHA
Food&HotelAsia 2008 (FHA 2008) is the largest international food and hospitality trade event in the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1978, the biennial FHA encompasses six specialized events all under one roof: FoodAsia, Wine&SpiritsAsia, Bakery&Pastry, HotelAsia, HospitalityStyleAsia and Hospitality Technology. Each event has its own dedicated area within the exhibition halls that cater to the needs of each specific industry sector. In 2006, FHA features over 2,330 exhibiting companies from 69 countries and 26 group pavilions. It attracted over 36,000 international trade buyers and 50 buyer delegations from 15 countries.

About HFTP
HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952, is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research and publications to more than 4,800 members globally, including the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC, founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology — the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more information, visit www.hftp.org. 

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Contact:
 
Katy Walterscheidt
Communications Specialist
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals
11709 Boulder Lane, Ste. 110
Austin, TX 78726-1832
Phone: 001 (512) 249-5333 (Extension 27)
www.hftp.org

 

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Also See: Boon Yew James Lee, Raffles Hotel, Singapore, Elected President of HFTP's Second Chapter Outside North America - HFTP Asia Chapter / November 2006
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